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Master of Science (MS)
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Mark Sundeen, Chris Dombrowski, Dan Spencer, Phil Condon
invasive species, migration, belonging, rhetoric, environmental ethic
University of Montana
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Nonfiction | Poetry
Greenberg, Zoe, M.S., Fall 2022 Environmental Studies
Chairperson: Mark Sundeen
Zoey Greenberg’s new collection of short form essays melds memoir with a call for reimagined relationship with invasive species. As a non-Hawaiian with family ties to the Hawaiian archipelago, a place considered ravaged by “nonnatives,” questions of belonging haunted her crawl through the thickets of conservation ideology. This work is born from that crawl. Edge Habits presents the possibility of reshaping our view of the cockroaches we drown in our sinks, the starlings we condemn, and the botanical interlopers we rip from the ground. While imploring us to reevaluate mainstream discourse about changes in species composition, Greenberg illuminates moments of migratory restlessness and deep drift within her personal life. This collection is written in the traditions of Lydia Davis, Maggie Nelson, and Cormac McCarthy.
Greenberg, Zoey Talon, "Edge Habits: Confessions of a Naturalist" (2022). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 12018.
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